Galatians 1:15-16 (King James Version)
15] But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, 16] To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
1 Corinthians 1:26-27 (King James Version)
26] For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27] But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
The Call To Salvation
The Scriptures teach that God calls persons to a relationship with Himself through salvation. This was Jesus' mission while on the earth. In Matt. 9:13, Jesus stated that He came to call sinners to repentance. This call is more than just an invitation; God's call is effective in bringing men to Christ. In fact, without the specific call to salvation, one would never be saved.
Lest we become too proud of our calling, we are reminded that few wise and mighty are called. God instead has "chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty."
FOR TODAY: We have been called out of darkness unto eternal life.